Volkswagen launched its new electrically powered I.D. R Pikes Peak.

The current electric car record time for the famous hill climb is 8.57.118 minutes.

Volkswagen are looking to set a new Pikes Peak record time with this electric vehicle.

We Blog Any Car stats:

  • 680 hp 500 kW
  • 650 Nm of torque
  • 2.25 seconds 0 to 62 mph
  • weighs less than 1,100 kg 

“Volkswagen’s goal is to reach the pinnacle of electromobility with the I.D. family. As such, Volkswagen’s involvement on Pikes Peak not only sets the trend for our future in motorsport, but is also of great symbolic significance in the truest sense.” “Customers have always benefitted from the findings made in motorsport, and we expect to take these findings and use them as a valuable impetus for the development of future I.D. models. The hill climb on Pikes Peak will definitely be a real acid test for the electric drive.”

Said Volkswagen Member of the Board of Management with responsibility for Development, Dr. Frank Welsch.

Jürgen Stackmann, Member of the Board of Management of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand with responsibility for ‘Sales, Marketing and After Sales’ said,

“The car looks fantastic and has already been attracting a lot of interest from the media and on social media channels for a few weeks.” “This project shows once again that Volkswagen is on the right track with its major E-mobility strategy and the introduction of the I.D. family. The I.D. R Pikes Peak and the start at the most iconic hill climb in the world offers Volkswagen the magnificent opportunity to charge the topic of E-mobility, both emotionally and from a sporting perspective.”